NBA Playoffs Betting Odds & ATS Free Sports Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics
Friday, May 19, 2017
Cavaliers: 1-0 (1-0 V)
Celtics: 0-1 (0-1 H)
When: 8:30 PM ET, Friday, May 19, 2017
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
The still undefeated Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to put a stranglehold on yet another series as they resume hostilities against the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals in a showdown set to be staged Friday night at the TD Garden in Boston.
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead and reclaimed home court advantage in a wire to wire 117-104 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night. Obviously, the long rest did the Cavaliers some good after all as they jumped to an early 11-point first quarter lead and never looked back although they did slack off a tad towards the end of the game.
Lebron James keeps playing like a man possessed as he scored 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Even Kevin Love got into the action scoring a career-high 32 points in a playoff game. He added 12 rebounds for good measure. The Cavs didn’t at all appear to look rusty shooting 48.1 percent from the floor.
The Cavaliers also played great defense limiting Isaiah Thomas to just 17 points which was his lowest output in his last four games. It was the Celtics’ first home loss since losing their first two games in the first round against Chicago. For the Cavaliers, this was their 12th consecutive playoff win dating back to last year’s finals against Golden State.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Playoffs Betting Odds
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Last time out for Boston, they were a 117-104 loser as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a +4-point underdog, while 221 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Cleveland was a 117-104 winner in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the -4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Playoffs Betting Odds & Trends
Current Streak: won 9 straight games.
Cleveland is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Boston is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland home to Boston Sunday, May 21
ATS Free Sports Picks: Cleveland -6½ at Bovada
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